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Portrait of Dillon Maples

Dillon Maples PCubs

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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 26)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
12.0 5.19 1.59 12 1 1 0 0.0
Birth Date5-9-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 1 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2014
2015
2016
0.22017
0.02018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2017 CHN MLB 6 0 5.3 0 0 0 6 6 11 0 .231 96 10.1 10.1 0.0 18.6 50% .600 .319 2.25 2.42 10.12 53 1.80 38.3 0.2
CareerMLB605.300066110.2319610.110.10.018.650%.600.3182.252.4210.12611.8739.80.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2012 CUB Rk 6 4 10.3 0 1 0 6 10 12 0 .271 94 5.2 8.7 0.0 10.5 76% .240 .250 1.55 5.79 4.35 112 6.36 104.9
2013 KNC A 11 7 34.7 0 2 1 33 31 34 1 .268 105 8.6 8.0 0.3 8.8 59% .317 .298 1.85 5.03 8.31 115 6.58 143.0
2013 BOI A- 10 9 42.0 5 2 0 37 19 41 0 .267 105 7.9 4.1 0.0 8.8 70% .325 .247 1.33 3.29 2.14 100 3.22 74.6
2014 BOI A- 6 6 17.7 0 2 0 29 20 13 0 .263 107 14.8 10.2 0.0 6.6 67% .420 .350 2.77 6.42 12.23 127 9.20 187.3
2014 CUB Rk 4 4 10.3 0 2 0 6 6 10 0 .000 5.2 5.2 0.0 8.7 0% .231 .000 1.16 4.69 3.48 109 5.17 100.0
2015 SBN A 15 0 30.3 1 1 1 28 12 19 2 .253 105 8.3 3.6 0.6 5.6 63% .286 .254 1.32 4.57 4.15 107 3.60 83.8
2015 EUG A- 3 0 5.0 0 1 0 7 1 8 0 .285 104 12.6 1.8 0.0 14.4 56% .438 .347 1.60 2.20 7.20 90 3.11 66.5
2016 SBN A 19 0 25.0 1 2 9 18 10 17 1 .253 6.5 3.6 0.4 6.1 76% .233 .216 1.12 4.07 3.24 107 2.32 56.0
2016 MYR A+ 9 0 7.0 0 1 0 9 7 6 0 .258 11.6 9.0 0.0 7.7 69% .346 .339 2.29 5.68 7.71 112 5.03 107.1
2017 CHN MLB 6 0 5.3 0 0 0 6 6 11 0 .231 96 10.1 10.1 0.0 18.6 50% .600 .319 2.25 2.42 10.12 53 1.80 38.3
2017 MYR A+ 21 0 31.3 4 0 3 21 15 44 2 .258 6.0 4.3 0.6 12.6 65% .288 .213 1.15 2.94 2.01 75 1.52 34.2
2017 TEN AA 14 0 13.7 1 1 6 11 11 28 0 .270 7.2 7.2 0.0 18.4 64% .440 .261 1.61 1.64 3.29 73 1.53 37.5
2017 IOW AAA 17 0 18.3 1 2 4 12 11 28 1 .265 5.9 5.4 0.5 13.7 63% .297 .233 1.25 3.83 1.96 83 2.11 40.6
2018 IOW AAA 23 0 22.3 1 2 5 15 21 39 1 .258 6.0 8.5 0.4 15.7 51% .350 .237 1.61 3.70 3.63 47 0.53 11.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2017 109 0.4954 0.3211 0.6000 0.4630 0.1818 0.7200 0.3000 0.4000
Career1090.49540.32110.60.4630.18180.720.30.4

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-06-19 2012-07-27 Minors 38 27 Right Elbow Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 CHN $
2017 CHN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 31 dCAA Sports1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 3/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 9/1/17.
  • Drafted by Chicago Cubs 2011 (14-429) (Pinecrest HS, Southern Pines, N.C.). $2.5M signing bonus.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0.6 0.5 0 11 0 29.7 24 12 28 3 .264 1.23 3.76 3.75 1.5 0.2
80o 0.6 0.5 0 11 0 23.4 21 11 22 3 .282 1.35 4.23 4.23 0.9 0.1
70o 0.6 0.6 0 11 0 19.0 18 9 18 2 .295 1.44 4.58 4.58 0.4 0.0
60o 0.6 0.6 0 11 0 15.4 15 8 15 2 .306 1.51 4.89 4.89 0.1 0.0
50o 0.6 0.6 0 11 0 12.1 13 7 12 2 .316 1.59 5.18 5.19 -0.3 -0.0
40o 0.6 0.6 0 11 0 8.9 10 5 9 1 .327 1.67 5.48 5.49 -0.7 -0.1
30o 0.6 0.6 0 11 0 5.7 7 3 5 1 .338 1.75 5.81 5.82 -1.1 -0.1
20o 0.5 0.6 0 11 0 2.0 2 1 2 0 .351 1.86 6.20 6.22 -1.6 -0.2
Weighted Mean0.60.6011011.1116112.3131.575.135.14-0.2-0.0

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20192721040043412144653.3301.454.635.118.64.49.31.30.0
20202821042045412145653.3171.394.514.988.34.29.11.20.1
20212921045048432249653.3151.344.444.908.04.19.11.10.2
20223021043045402147653.3121.354.424.887.94.29.31.20.2
20233121039042381942553.3191.374.454.918.24.19.11.10.1
20243221039042381842553.3141.344.484.958.23.99.11.10.1
20253321037039361739553.3151.354.474.948.23.98.91.10.1
20263421034036331636553.3171.364.504.978.24.09.01.20.1
20273521033035321535453.3161.344.484.958.23.99.01.00.1

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 92 Victor Garate 2011 0.00 DNP
2 91 Jason Rice 2012 0.00 DNP
3 90 Jake Diekman 2013 3.52
4 89 Phillippe Aumont 2015 13.50
5 89 Tyler Jones 2016 0.00 DNP
6 89 Hunter Cervenka 2016 3.95
7 89 Drew Steckenrider 2017 3.63
8 88 Sergio Escalona 2011 3.25
9 88 Tyler Johnson 2007 4.50
10 88 Juan Minaya 2017 4.33
11 88 Jose Veras 2007 5.79
12 87 Cole Kimball 2012 0.00 DNP
13 87 Marcus Hatley 2014 0.00 DNP
14 87 Onelki Garcia 2016 0.00 DNP
15 87 Buddy Boshers 2014 0.00 DNP
16 87 John Anderson 2015 0.00 DNP
17 87 Mike Dunn 2011 4.00
18 87 Madison Younginer 2017 0.00 DNP
19 87 Matt Wright 2013 0.00 DNP
20 87 Mason Melotakis 2017 0.00 DNP
21 86 Kirby Yates 2013 0.00 DNP
22 86 Spencer Patton 2014 0.96
23 86 Buddy Baumann 2014 0.00 DNP
24 86 Miguel Socolovich 2013 0.00 DNP
25 86 Robert Hinton 2011 0.00 DNP
26 86 Aaron Dott 2014 0.00 DNP
27 86 Jared Gayhart 2013 0.00 DNP
28 86 Jay Sborz 2011 0.00 DNP
29 86 Seth Frankoff 2015 0.00 DNP
30 86 Zac Rosscup 2014 9.45
31 86 Cory Doyne 2008 0.00 DNP
32 86 Michael Blazek 2015 2.75
33 86 Brandon Kloess 2011 0.00 DNP
34 86 Chris Withrow 2015 0.00 DNP
35 86 Jay Buente 2010 6.55
36 86 Darin Downs 2011 0.00 DNP
37 86 Kyler Newby 2011 0.00 DNP
38 86 Matt Marksberry 2017 0.00 DNP
39 85 Barret Browning 2011 0.00 DNP
40 85 Jeff Gogal 2008 0.00 DNP
41 85 Federico Castaneda 2010 0.00 DNP
42 85 Brian Rogers 2009 0.00 DNP
43 85 Brian Akin 2008 0.00 DNP
44 85 Eammon Portice 2011 0.00 DNP
45 85 Chris Leroux 2010 7.15
46 85 Jose Ortega 2015 0.00 DNP
47 85 Jeremy Horst 2012 2.30
48 85 Arnie Munoz 2008 0.00 DNP
49 85 Javy Guerra 2012 2.60
50 85 Dario Alvarez 2015 12.27
51 85 Jose Cisnero 2015 0.00 DNP
52 85 Dellin Betances 2014 1.50
53 85 Edward Santos 2016 0.00 DNP
54 85 Carlos Torres 2009 6.35
55 85 Anthony Varvaro 2011 2.62
56 85 Patrick Light 2017 0.00 DNP
57 85 Nick Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
58 85 Jaye Chapman 2013 0.00 DNP
59 85 Jon Link 2010 7.27
60 85 Alex Blackford 2017 0.00 DNP
61 85 Arquimedes Caminero 2013 2.77
62 85 Kaleb Fleck 2015 0.00 DNP
63 85 Jose Marte 2010 0.00 DNP
64 84 Francisco Rondon 2014 0.00 DNP
65 84 Kyle Schepel 2017 0.00 DNP
66 84 Chad Reineke 2008 5.00
67 84 Omar Aguilar 2011 0.00 DNP
68 84 Tyler DeLoach 2017 0.00 DNP
69 84 Beau Jones 2013 0.00 DNP
70 84 Jose De La Torre 2012 0.00 DNP
71 84 Mark Hamburger 2013 0.00 DNP
72 84 Carlos Fisher 2009 4.30
73 84 Ryan Sadowski 2009 4.76
74 84 Steve Edlefsen 2011 9.53
75 84 Deunte Heath 2012 4.50
76 84 Jhonny Nunez 2012 0.00 DNP
77 84 Brett Hunter 2013 0.00 DNP
78 84 Pedro Viola 2009 5.14
79 84 Lucas Luetge 2013 5.59
80 84 Ty'Relle Harris 2013 0.00 DNP
81 84 Paul Kometani 2009 0.00 DNP
82 84 Stephen Johnson 2017 0.00 DNP
83 84 Michael Thomas 2015 0.00 DNP
84 84 Paul Estrada 2009 0.00 DNP
85 84 Josh Zeid 2013 3.90
86 84 Tyler Kinley 2017 0.00 DNP
87 84 Mike Fiers 2011 0.00
88 84 Matt Langwell 2012 0.00 DNP
89 84 Jermaine Van Buren 2007 0.00 DNP
90 84 Drew Hayes 2014 0.00 DNP
91 84 Justin Hedrick 2008 0.00 DNP
92 84 Maikel Cleto 2015 0.00 DNP
93 84 Evan Crawford 2013 0.00 DNP
94 84 Jose Valdez 2016 4.24
95 84 B.J. Rosenberg 2012 6.12
96 84 Tayron Guerrero 2017 0.00 DNP
97 84 Jonah Bayliss 2007 8.60
98 84 Blake Parker 2011 0.00 DNP
99 83 Jacob Smith 2016 4.50
100 83 Kenny Faulk 2013 0.00 DNP

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Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Injury-plagued starter Dillon Maples can unleash a low-90s fastball and power curve, and his stuff misses bats and generates groundballs, but his full-season debut was marred by inconsistent mechanics and atrocious command.
2013 Maples dropped to the 14th round of the 2011 draft because of signability concerns and his commitment to football. The Cubs talked him off the gridiron by signing him for $2.5 million in the last draft in which such spending was possible. Yes, the Cubs signed a football player to pitch: Please try to contain your shock. An elbow injury kept Maples in extended spring training for much of the 2012 season and limited his work the rest of the year. He has a plus fastball and a strong 12-6 curve, but he lacks polish in all areas and has poor command. He has a lot of potential, but there are significant doubts he'll ever be able to reach it.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the newly-heralded Cubs SP prospects gets to Wrigley first? Which, if any ,project as middle of the rotation or better?
(Matt from Chicago)
Adbert Alzolay is the answer to the second, in my opinion. To the first, I guess it's either Alzolay or Trevor Clifton. (Dillon Maples is the next prospect who'll grace a Wrigley Field mound, but obviously, that's purely as a reliever.) (Matthew Trueblood)
2013-10-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dillon Maples, Juan Paniagua, or a tire fire. Choose one.
(sitrick2 from Minneapolis, MN)
Bread and Water (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-09-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Much has been made among CHC fans about their Big 4 prospects(Baez, Almora, Bryant, Soler),which guys in the 5-10 range in their system intrigue you most?Btw, is Olt redeemable?
(Matt from Chicago)
Mike Olt is absolutely redeemable. I still believe in his ability to be a very good everyday player. As for the 5-10 range, I like the progress scouts reported seeing with Dillon Maples this year. The addition of CJ Edwards and having guys like Duane Underwood and Pierce Johnson make for some quality depth outside of the top four guys. (Mark Anderson)
2013-08-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell me about Dillon Maples? He had a really rough start to the year and was demoted. Since the demotion he looks to have turned a corner. The walks are down and the k's are up. What kind of upside do you see with him? Does he have the stuff to keep up with other Cubs prospects such as Pierce Johnson? Also, thanks for the chat. These are always a lot of fun to follow.
(Bill from Chicago)
For Maples it isn't about the numbers, especially in Boise. It's what his mechanics are like. Is he in good form and is he repeating it. I see him being a late inning reliever, or a total bust. Johnson is more of a legitimate starting pitcher candidate, even though he doesn't have the raw stuff that Maples can flash. And I'm still a Ben Wells fan, hoping for him to put it together in AA and make the next step next year. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you surprised at Kyle Hendricks success this season at AA for Tennessee (Cubs) and should he be considered one of the Cubs top pitching prospects?
(Mike from Illinois)
The Cubs are obviously very bat-heavy in their system, and many of the top arms are either hurt (Vizcaino) or at the lower levels (Pierce Johnson in Low-A, Dillon Maples in Low-A, Duane Underwood in extended spring). So by default Hendricks is one of their better arms at the upper levels.

There's nothing too sexy about Hendricks, but he can really pitch, so I'm not surprised he's having success this year. I saw Hendricks a couple times last year in Myrtle Beach. Haven't gotten a report on him last year but here's what I saw – located and mixed deep arsenal very well. Not a lot of life on anything but sat 87-91-ish with his fastball but showed the ability to pop 92-93 and the occasional 94 when needed. Very deceptive changeup that also didn't have a lot of movement. He also had a cut-slider and big get-me-over curveball. The stuff is very fringe and it's probably a no. 5 starter at best, but he can locate and mix, so that gives him a shot. (Jason Cole)
2013-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the most interesting Cub prospect besides Baez, Almora, Soler and Vizcaino?
(Navin from Pasadena, CA)
Duane Underwood or Dillon Maples. (Jason Parks)


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